FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championship 2016 kicks off in Doha, Qatar


The said above event commenced on Dec 26th 2016, with many strong GM's participating in the for a massive prize fund and the championship titles which are at stake. It is going to be an action-packed event with many exciting games to follow!

The 2016 FIDE World Rapid Championship is a 15-round Swiss open taking place in the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha, Qatar from 26-28 December. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will attempt to defend his title, with a $200,000 prize fund and $40,000 for 1st place at stake.

The time control is 15 minutes per player for all moves, with a 10-second increment per move from move 1. No playoffs will be held if players end on the same number of points, with monetary prizes shared equally. Official website:

                                                           The Top 30 Players: